Is there a range of time frame for that, understanding it would just be an estimate and probably wrong? 5 years? 10?Lexus is probably just buying time until its solid state battery is commercially viable.
Even Honda (article on insideevs today) announced FCEV will be put in the back burner and BEV and HEV will become priorities today.
Tesla / Goodenough / Braga seem to have been working on SSB since 2017. Watch those videos I shared.Is there a range of time frame for that, understanding it would just be an estimate and probably wrong? 5 years? 10?
As a layman, i'm naturally worried this is a bad strategy. "Oh we are just waiting on ______ technology" is a good way to stay waiting forever.
I will watch those prior explanatory videos again on SSBs, curious to hear thoughts from people here on what they've heard/read.
Because they have a capacity problem in China. Their sales growth here is too fast so they need a lot of EVs to meet the 'dual-credit' requirements. They couldn't produce quickly enough for ChDM so they need every UX EV possible to avoid a penalty.As a 30 year Lexus employee and an EV enthusiast I’ve been wAiting for a Lexus EV for 10 plus years. Very hopeful at first when I saw the press release and this story , but now....... looks like China and Europe only and if it’s a UX very limited battery capacity , I would guess 33 to 40 kWh Max and Front wheel drive.
I hope I am wrong. Here is the thing isn’t there already a Toyota CHR electric sold in China ? And if Lexus goes through all the trouble to build an electric UX why not offer it in the USA.
SSB will provide cost parity with ICEVs with comparable range, that's why it's worth the wait.As a layman, i'm naturally worried this is a bad strategy. "Oh we are just waiting on ______ technology" is a good way to stay waiting forever.
That's just a generic picture they use for all the brands that have yet to reveal what they'll be unveiling. For example, if you click on Hyundai on this page, you'll see 5 copies of the same picture, symbolizing the 5 things they'll unveil:On LA Auto Shwo Website there is this:
It's only me or this seems like a SUV shaped car? Maybe LF-1????
Cost is not an advantage at this point, though it could be longer-term.Besides cost and being less flammable (no liquid electrolyte), what other advantages do solid state batteries hold compared to current state of the art li-on batteries?
Will the energy density be much improved? Will solid state batteries likely come in pouch format since there's no liquid electrolyte to contain?
I understand (little to be honest) with Tesla's chemistry, it's a little more aggressive to provide more oomph but at the risk of going up in flames if the cooling system goes bonkers.
Probably more charge cycles (no dendritic formations) which mean most of our lifetimes. I am past my prime if I ever had one lol.Cost is not an advantage at this point, though it could be longer-term.
Yes, energy density will be much improved, and there's one other advantage to solid state batteries you haven't mentioned: significantly faster charging times.